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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 05/28/2021 06/01/2021 01/02/2022 01/11/2022
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Jo Ellen Patterson, Dr. Todd Edwards Disciplines and Core Offered: Marriage and Family Therapy, School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen - Program Type: Graduate- SOLES
Program Description:
Location   Course Professors Program Dates Class Sessions
Hong Kong
MFTS 533i: Family Development Dr. Todd Edwards & Dr. Jo Ellen Patterson  Travel Dates Jan 2, 2022 – Jan 11, 2022 Classes will be offered each day, and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule. 
The course meets every week throughout the fall semester. 

*This is a fall course with travel during intersession


Course Description

MFTS 533i: Family Development (3 units)

This course uses an eco-systemic framework to examine various topics central to families and their development across the lifespan. The course examines a wide range of developmental issues important to understanding family functioning (e.g., parent-child interaction, transition to young adulthood, divorce, death), with special attention on diversity in family types (e.g., stepfamilies, single-parent families; grandparent-headed families). 


Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $850 per unit) $2,550
Program expenses & Accommodations (based on double occupancy) $1,900
Global Study Fee $400
Estimated Total (not including airfare) $4,850

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $850/unit.

  2. TRAVEL EXPENSES are estimated at $1,900. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, classroom rentals, speakers, some group activities, meals, and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.

  3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after May 1st. Any withdrawal on or after May 15th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.

  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program.  Housing is provided from Jan 1, 2022 (check in date) to Jan 11, 2022(check out date). Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked about their housing preferences.

  5. AIRFARE is not charged to your student account. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.

  6. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation, you must submit written notification to the Global Center <>. A simple email will suffice. The information on the cancellation policy can be found here: SOLES Cancellation Policy-Global Study Fall 2021


The application window for the program is from Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00pm to Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 1, 2021. Further information will be provided to accepted students.  If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa. Contact Lindsay Allen, SOLES Global Center Coordinator for an introductory letter and proof of insurance if required. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens.

With a U.S. passport, citizens do not need a visa to enter Hong Kong. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay. 


Students should plan on obtaining a vaccine as soon as it is available to them. Please keep your vaccination documentation should you need it. The travel requirements are developing and the Global Center will monitor this for you. 

Additional Information

Lindsay Allen
Assistant Director
SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5901